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Esther Marie Blythe

August 7, 1929 — February 5, 2023

Welldburg, Iowa

Esther Marie Blythe

Esther M. Blythe, 93 of Wellsburg, Iowa passed away on Sunday February 5, 2023. She was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on August 7, 1929 to Elmer and Helen Gauch. A visitation will be held from 2:30pm to 3:15pm on Friday February 10, 2023 at the Wellsburg Reformed Church in Wellsburg, Iowa. Funeral services will follow, and Esther will be laid to rest in the Wellsburg Reformed Cemetery.

Esther grew up and graduated high school in State Center. Iowa. She then attended Deaconesses School of Nursing in Marshalltown, Iowa graduating in 1952 with her LPN Degree. Esther married Gene Blythe on May 24, 1952, and they lived in Wellsburg. She worked as a nurse at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital and raised their two children Gary and Sandi. Gene and Esther owned and operated Mid-Equipment in Grundy Center from the early 1960's until 1974.

She was a longtime member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church, and a member of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. Esther liked to sew, was a Hawkeye fan and love to go to Iowa City to watch the Hawkeye football team.  In the summer she enjoyed spending time at the cabin at Clear Lake, and loved going to Florida in the winter.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband Gene Blythe, parent's Elmer and Helen Gauch, brothers; Ron, Russ, and Dick Gauch, and her infant son, Larry Blythe. She is survived by her children, Gary (Julie) Blythe, Sandi (Dan) Weaver, grandchildren, Lara Deanne Blythe, Krista Marie Blythe, Curtis Jennings Blythe, and Nick Weaver.

Contributions can be made in Esther's name to the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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Visitation

Friday, February 10, 2023

2:30 - 3:15 pm (Central time)

Wellsburg Reformed Church

617 E 4th Street, Wellsburg,

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 10, 2023

3:15 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Wellsburg Reformed Church

617 E 4th Street, Wellsburg, IA 50680

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